Drishyam fame Jeethu Joseph to debut in Bollywood
The horror film will feature Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi in the lead
Critically acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for helming Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam, is gearing up to make his Bollywood debut with a horror film starring actors Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.
AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced a collaboration to produce Jeethu Joseph's Hindi film debut today in a statement.
"Directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got the perfect cast for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to starting the film at the earliest," says Joseph.
The yet-untitled film will be shot in a single schedule between May and July.
Emraan says that the project will be "a riveting, nail-biting treat for fans of the genre, and with Jeethu at the helm of things, I'm confident the film will be a game changer."
Ajit Andhare, from Viacom18 Motion Pictures, says, "Ever since we produced Drishyam, the Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph's original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi."